Welcome to my Metazoic site! This site discusses the existence of the creatures to come along after humans will be extinct. I first became interested in a world after man when I acquired my first copy of Dougal Dixon's After Man: A Zoology of the Future in 1992. However, I unwittingly created creatures that did not exist from the time I was about 8 years old. But it was after I obtained a copy of that book (now a collector's item) that I decided to take these same creatures I created as a child and make them more realistic in an evolutionary sense. Though it may be hard for a lot of us to grasp, humans will soon become extinct. One of the biggest factors of how this will happen is the current overpopulation rate. Which is why I don't contribute to the population. I created this world with little more than mammals fulfilling all ecological niches with the help of some friends. I even gave the era of the age after man a name, I called it the Metazoic, derived from the words for "After-era" (Meta, meaning after, and zoic meaning era). We are now in the Cenozoic era. To view all the animals I have created since I began this project, you can go to the "Meet the Mammals" section of this site. To discuss your own ideas about what you think will happen in the future world, and share your ideas with others, please feel free to leave a comment.
One more thing, some of you may find this site quite offensive, and you have a right to your own opinion. But please respect my right to have an opinion too. I'm not saying there is no GOD, I believe it was HIM who got the ball rolling. But I believe after that, evolution took over. There is so much more evidence of evolution than there is of creation. Even that going on right under our noses. Other than that, enjoy yourself and visit our many links.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

New Thoughts on Tyrannopithecines

These are my own ideas anyway, but Metalraptor created a new group he called the Sphinxipithecids, I was just thinking, since the Metazoic apes are derived almost directly from Metazoic lemurs anyway, why not have the Sphinxipithecines as a sub-family of the Monaciids? I kinda like the idea that Castosarchus is an ape and not necessarily a lemur. I like the contrast in the family. A savage killer such as Castosarchus related to a gentle giant like Monacium and a sweet, innocent, lemur-like tree-dweller like Arbrariel. I think it's cool. I will still keep the look Metalraptor gave to Castosarchus, just make the tarsium a little longer. I might still go with making the Tyrannopithecines a separate family from the pouched lemurs. There are quite a few differences. As predators, tyrannopithecines have lost the tooth comb that is present in lemurs. That way they wouldn't break off when a tyrannopithecine was crushing the neck or head of a struggling victim. And all other species in the Pileatidae have tooth combs.

Well, I have seen families split apart for less reason than that. Though I still have not made up my mind on all of this as of yet. But I like the idea of making sphinxipithecines a sub-family of the Metazoic apes, simply because it makes a bit better sense since the sphinx looks like a cross between a lion and a human. And that is apparently what gave the family the name. Maybe make the head a little bit more lion-like, with a longer muzzle and all, like I did with Urosimia, another Monaciid species. But not too long. It's the shorter muzzle that gives them the biggest biting power.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is Metalraptor...

I tried to make the snout long, but rounded, sort of like a lynxes' snout. You can make it longer if you with.

However, its sphinxipithecids, not shinxipithecids. Sphinxes are mythological creatures. Shinx is a Pokemon. Just wanted to point that out.

Timgal said...

Oops. My error!